OSA's Digital Library

Optics Letters

Optics Letters


  • Vol. 25, Iss. 6 — Mar. 15, 2000
  • pp: 411–413

Optical second-harmonic-generation probe of two-dimensional ferroelectricity

O. A. Aktsipetrov, T. V. Misuryaev, T. V. Murzina, L. M. Blinov, V. M. Fridkin, and S. P. Palto  »View Author Affiliations

Optics Letters, Vol. 25, Issue 6, pp. 411-413 (2000)

View Full Text Article

Acrobat PDF (150 KB)

Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Browse by Journal and Year


Lookup Conference Papers

Close Browse Journals / Lookup Meetings

Article Tools



Optical second-harmonic generation (SHG) is used as a noninvasive probe of two-dimensional (2D) ferroelectricity in Langmuir–Blodgett (LB) films of the copolymer vinylidene fluoride with trifluoroethylene. The surface 2D ferroelectric–paraelectric phase transition in the topmost layer of the LB films and a thickness-independent (almost 2D) transition in the bulk of these films are observed in temperature studies of SHG.

© 2000 Optical Society of America

OCIS Codes
(190.2620) Nonlinear optics : Harmonic generation and mixing
(190.4350) Nonlinear optics : Nonlinear optics at surfaces
(190.4710) Nonlinear optics : Optical nonlinearities in organic materials
(240.0310) Optics at surfaces : Thin films
(310.3840) Thin films : Materials and process characterization

O. A. Aktsipetrov, T. V. Misuryaev, T. V. Murzina, L. M. Blinov, V. M. Fridkin, and S. P. Palto, "Optical second-harmonic-generation probe of two-dimensional ferroelectricity," Opt. Lett. 25, 411-413 (2000)

Sort:  Author  |  Year  |  Journal  |  Reset


  1. N. D. Mermin and H. Wagner, Phys. Rev. Lett. 17, 1133 (1966).
  2. D. Weller, S. F. Alvarado, W. Gudat, K. Schroder, and M. Campagna, Phys. Rev. Lett. 54, 1555 (1985).
  3. A. V. Bune, V. M. Fridkin, S. Durcharme, L. M. Blinov, S. P. Palto, A. V. Sorokin, S. G. Yudin, and A. Zlatkin, Nature 391, 874 (1998).
  4. G. G. Roberts, Ferroelectrics 91, 21 (1989).
  5. G. J. Ashwell, P. D. Jackson, and W. A. Crossland, Nature 368, 438 (1994).
  6. M. Pomerantz and A. Aviram, Solid State Commun. 20, 9 (1976).
  7. S. Ducharme, A. V. Bune, L. M. Blinov, V. M. Fridkin, S. P. Palto, A. V. Sorokin, and S. G. Yudin, Phys. Rev. B 57, 25 (1998).
  8. G. Lüpke, Surf. Sci. Rep. 35, 75 (1999) ; J. F. McGilp, Phys. Status Solidi A 175, 153 (1999).
  9. O. A. Aktsipetrov and E. D. Mishina, Sov. Phys. Dokl. 29, 37 (1984).
  10. E. D. Mishina, T. V. Misuryaev, A. A. Nikulin, Th. Rasing, and O. A. Aktsipetrov, J. Opt. Soc. Am. B 16, 1692 (1999).
  11. J. F. Legrand, Ferroelectrics 91, 303 (1989).

Cited By

Alert me when this paper is cited

OSA is able to provide readers links to articles that cite this paper by participating in CrossRef's Cited-By Linking service. CrossRef includes content from more than 3000 publishers and societies. In addition to listing OSA journal articles that cite this paper, citing articles from other participating publishers will also be listed.

« Previous Article  |  Next Article »

OSA is a member of CrossRef.

CrossCheck Deposited